Equatorial Congo Airlines. They're a eurowhite but the tail is so unique that it just draws so much attention that you forget the whole fuselage is white. Also looked good in the 757s. https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/infiniteflight/original/4X/a/f/d/afd700ded3b49426de678d433e8f262fb76aed8f.jpegJump to post
My apologies for bumping the thread, but yes, a quick look at the wiki page confirms 3 747s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Belgium_(2016) And I thought the Saudi frames were going to Air Bridge cargo? A quick look at both frames at planespotters proves this. https://www.planespotters.net/airfra...Jump to post
Given the strong demand for air freight and MRO shops are widely available in China, I was wondering if someone would pick up those airframes left by bankrupt China-based cargo airlines. Uni-Top Three B747-2J6F factory built freighter , currently they are rotting away in Wuhan. 1. B-2448 Stored in ...Jump to post
SwissCanuck wrote:Didn't we have a thread about this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbYszLNZxhM My apologies if this was ever brought up, but I could not find a thread about it. A kid in my aerospace class showed this video, published late last year showing Trevor Jacob (ex olympian) parachuting out of his plane when it had an "engine failure.&q...Jump to post
Exactly what do you have against military pics? Not everything has to follow the "site name." Airliners.net probably sounds catchier than Aviation.net or Aerospace.net but that aside, its an enthusiast site. People should be free to post anything Aerospace related.Jump to post
Excuse me for my lack of knowledge but I have heard that the 350F can carry 109 tons and the 777XF around 110 but then I've heard the 747-400F can carry like 128 tons. I guess these operators are more concerned about volume than weight, but still I am wondering... And the 747 for sure LOOKS better t...Jump to post
So, I know that the 777/787 aren't cleared yet but is the 717 cleared yet? Also in general the DC-9 series and other planes like that.Jump to post
My apologies for bumping the thread, but yes, a quick look at the wiki page confirms 3 747s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Belgium_(2016) And I thought the Saudi frames were going to Air Bridge cargo? A quick look at both frames at planespotters proves this. https://www.planespotters.net/airfram...Jump to post
wjcandee wrote:Yesterday, Thursday, January 14, 2022, both of our favorite DC8-73CFs were in the air on revenue service!!
After the news yesterday, I thought I might as well post a bit of an 'overview' of their fleet when they ceased ops. The registration will be first, then it's age, and then 2 pictures, one of which will be when it was active with ECAir, and the other will be of its current fate. [u] Boeing 737-300s ...Jump to post
Quite sure there is a 757 bearing the colours of this airline at Brussels Zaventum, possibly less the engines, though if that detail I can't be sure. Yes, as of last year it only has the number 1 engine and the rudder is skewed a lot, meaning lack of hydraulic pressure in the system for a while. It...Jump to post
Interesting... But it kind of throws me suspicious that not once in their 5 years of existence they file annual financial reports and allowed most of their fleet to rot up in countries other than Congo BZV. They say the 757 and 737s at ADD are in maintenance while the frames at Brussels are not airw...Jump to post
So it is pretty possible that a lithium ion ignition caused the fire, but what if the fire was set deliberately? It isn't likely, but then again, the idea of it is not impossible. But then again, who even knows of a motive for whoever set the fire....Jump to post
I like the idea of this thread but I do not see the point you are trying to make. Yes, both the automation and the human are prone to error. However, who has the control of the automation, most of the time? We do. In the airbus planes, there is a control where the captain can invalidate the F/O's si...Jump to post
So with predictions on when the 757s are phasing out/leaving, any idea when Delta would replace the 11 charter 752s? Most people say the 752s would probably still stick around in somewhat noticeable numbers until the late 2020s and leave entirely by the early 2030s for sure. With this, would DL swit...Jump to post
The DL 757s do a lot of short flights—ATL, DTW to Florida. SRQM RSW, MCO, TPA, MIA, FLL, you can count on being on a 757. The winglets don’t reduce consumption, might even slightly increase it. And the 757-200s are the backbone of the sports charter fleet, which are also many short flights ... But ...Jump to post
Anyone remember "Shinkai" AKA the re-born FLAIRPORT?
And how come no one mentioned how that bump to the FLAIRPORT thread back in 2016, 11 years after it closed, was PURE EPIC?
772F is the obvious MD11F replacement. Have Boeing set an end date for the 772F yet..?? Or the 77WERBDSF, or whatever it’s called, surely that’s gotta be a contender ..? Can't the 777F carry a slightly more payload and has greater range? And also, isn't the 777F more often used on long haul sectors...Jump to post
Since basically it's common knowledge now that Delta is gonna keep at least most of its 752s throughout the middle of the decade and then at least half of them by the end, would it be a good investment to put scimitars on top of the existing blended winglets? Not the split scimitars like on the 739s...Jump to post
Why is Delta phasing out the Skyteam livery? The last 757 painted in it, N705TW, is being repainted back into the normal colors, and there's rumour that the last 767 will also be painted back. That leaves just 2 738s left in the livery. Yes, it is brand inconcistent but still, DL was a FOUNDING memb...Jump to post
We got to 3000 replies last thread. Here's to 6000 for this year! Anyways, let's see, this year the 747-8F will end production. Perhaps a big bow-out for the cargo industry. There's still a considerable difference between an A350F and the Antonovs. The 747F shall forever fill that gap. All hail our ...Jump to post
Ok, I'm skeptical about posting this on here. Feel free to roast me and harass me in the PMs rather than in-thread... I regret this one heavily, but I have to say it. Ok here goes, the PAX 757 Wait wait wait wait. Hear me out. I'm NOT talking about the 757s as a whole. The freight boys'll be with us...Jump to post
So, to those who are unfamiliar with the case, a flight engineer by the name of Auburn Calloway was facing a hearing for lying about his flight hours (he went overtime by one minute). He was likely to get fired, but this would be detrimental to him since he could no longer support his ex-wife and 3...Jump to post
Well, in the DL fleet thread, it has been discussed a few times that the Skyteam livery is basically down to three planes at DL (2 738s and a 764). A 757 is in the process of being painted out of the livery. It might be just a DL thing (as they do not like retros/special liveries due to brand incons...Jump to post
The props are all gone from the big 3 in the U.S. No more DH8's, SF3's, EM2's, ATR's, or AT7's at AA, DL, or UA (plus US, NW and CO at the time). Even F9 had Lynx with DH4's back then. And what's left of commuter airlines today are totally reliant on EAS. Horizon and Silver are about the only other...Jump to post
Ah yes, the late 00s-early 10s. Some nostalgic times indeed. Back then, you could still see these following planes at some major airlines -727 -737 classic -747 (back when everyone literally flew the -400s) -757 -767 -DC8 -DC9 -DC10 -MD11 -MD80 -MD90 The consolidation of the US6 to 3 made AA,UA,DL h...Jump to post
N306FE is a Fedex MD-10 which is still active as of now, however with the MD-10 retirement in 2023, this frame is gonna get the chopping block soon. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/10374428#modal-large-photo https://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/001/066/001066171.jpg https://cdn.planespotters...Jump to post
For those tracking, 6811 is in paint at CWF, and will lose it's SkyTeam livery. That leaves (I think) 3 aircraft left with it. 2 738s and one 764. I expect 1820 to lose it as well coming up this year, so catch it while you can. Isn't N705TW still painted in the skyteam colors? Recent pic from 4th o...Jump to post
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTA_Flight_141 Final report: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20031225-0 Before I get into the crash, I would like to wish everyone a merry christmas and a happy holiday season. UTAGE 141 was a flight from Conakry-Beirut via Cotonou (and Kufrah a...Jump to post
You realize for the most part it goes back to the 1960s, right? Yes but it was at its peak in the 90s. It was a beautiful livery. Looked good on every plane in the fleet. True indeed. Even looked good on the Airbus A310s. Wish that at least couple of planes today could be painted in it. Forget bran...Jump to post
wiggy wrote:Hi Harry what qantaslink photo are you referring to? Is the accepted on of the B717?
AirKevin wrote:Boeing757100 wrote:AirKevin wrote:But where would they get a 747-8I from.
There is one, N458BJ rotting up in BSL France...
Okay, but I don't think you're going to be doing a daily flight of that stage length with just one plane.
Don't expect to see their livery at JFK - and certainly not IAD - anytime soon. Wonder what the significance of IAD is here. If Iran Air are cleared to fly to the US, it would be nationwide. And in reality, LAX. A daily 747-8i. But where would they get a 747-8I from. There is one, N458BJ rotting up...Jump to post
A Malu Aviation Shorts 360 (9S-GPS) has crashed in the DRC, with no survivors of the 5 crew. https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20211223-0 RIP to the 5 crewmembers. Here's another source in another language. https://drcactu.cd/2021/12/23/shabunda-5-morts-dans-un-crash-davion-de-la-s...Jump to post
Delta. I love the airline, but I hate their livery. All of that white with just a portion of the red widget on the fin is dull, dull, dull. The first time that I saw a Delta mainline aircraft in this livery, I thought that it was Air Canada! A (dis)honorable mention goes to PLAY. It's not that I mi...Jump to post
I wonder if any other airline will buy new build 767s in the future. Instead of 5X/FX. But, I'd think maybe not because there will be lots of used 767 hitting the market and the cost for conversion is probably cheaper than a new build. Maybe if the re-engined 764XF has a chance that's the only way, ...Jump to post
Delta 1990s widget livery. Perhaps the 3 nicest looking planes in this livery... https://i0.wp.com/avgeekery.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/delta757.jpg?fit=1000%2C676&ssl=1 https://i0.wp.com/avgeekery.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/deltaL1011.jpg?fit=4096%2C2730&ssl=1 https://airlinesfleet...Jump to post
Delta 1990s widget livery. Perhaps the 3 nicest looking planes in this livery... https://i0.wp.com/avgeekery.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/delta757.jpg?fit=1000%2C676&ssl=1 https://i0.wp.com/avgeekery.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/deltaL1011.jpg?fit=4096%2C2730&ssl=1 https://airlinesfleet....Jump to post
Final report: https://reports.aviation-safety.net/1997/19971219-0_B733_9V-TRF.pdf This evening, I was sitting and watching Air Crash investigation episodes when SilkAir 185 came on. I've heard many things about the case so I stayed and watched. It was a very peculiar, albeit depressing case to obser...Jump to post
Wow I almost forgot I made this thread! Anyways, just wanted to point out that I'd think that most of these lists are not accurate now that I think about it since a lot of these 'active' 727s are based out of places with few plane spotters (or even A.net members ). For example, XT-BFA, the one that ...Jump to post
I would have a bit more hope if these 2 birds at least had the CFM engines. Definitely. This bird for sure does not have at least hush kits so its likely barred from operating anywhere but in countries with lax restrictions. So its not coming back. Perhaps someday Trans Air Cargo service of the DR ...Jump to post